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Poster: adks12020 Date: Oct 9, 2012 6:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Looking for some political fire

There was one poll that showed Romney up by 5 (Pew) and one poll that showed Obama up by 5 (Gallup) so I'm not really sure the polls really mean anything. The fact that those polls are often only samples of about 1,000 people doesn't help their validity either.

As far as too many people waiting until the debates to decide...research has shown that isn't true. There have been a bunch of studies that show people hear what they want to hear from the candidate they aleady support when they watch debates. There are still others that show that debates, despite the hype they get from the media, rarely have a huge influence on voting unless there is a major, major gaffe.

In reality the President and Mr. Romney are fighting for about + or - 5% of the vote right now. The rest of the country is already decided.